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Mobiles on planes


February 8, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. if the technology is there for it and it will not interfere with the flight deck instruments,then i cant see why it should not be availabe in flight.

    Comment by shari matthew | February 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. The technology is there. Check http://www.aerombile.net or http://www.OnAir.aero or http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/mofaq/rcomms/mcafaq/

    Comment by kagedbird | February 8, 2009 | Reply

  3. Toatally agree with the previous contribitors. I think that whole thing about interference was more about making money-particularly in the US, where ATT and others have made a killing with those in-flight phones at the back of the seats! But yes, whatever interference was there, the technology today addresses that.

    Comment by Daren | February 8, 2009 | Reply

  4. The Americans are still resisting it. However, it is Available in the rest of the world.

    Comment by kagedbird | February 8, 2009 | Reply

  5. The signals may interfere with those complicated electronic systems and pilots rely on these systems .

    Its risky.

    Comment by raptus8 | February 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. I support the idea, but first we have to improve the tecnology at hand to completely address any interference with avionic system. I can’t wait to be able to use my mobile 30,000 feet above.

    Comment by Hilma | February 22, 2009 | Reply

  7. i dont believe that i would like to hear someones conversation at 30,000 feet for 1 hour or 8 hours i realy dont think its right to put others through what your kids want when you get home or even how much you miss him or her, “we are flying over antigua and i can see the cars” in such confined spaces. think of 50 people doing that at the same time in the average hotel room and think of the sound.

    Comment by robert | February 26, 2009 | Reply

  8. The technology which allows the safe use of mobile phones in flight is currently being used by airlines such as Emirates Airlines since March 2008. There has been no interference to the aircraft avionics thus far. The crew manage the use of voice communication by switching off the system during take off and landing phases. Only 5 simultaneous voice calls are permitted so there is no chorus of voices in the aircraft. Late night/early morning calls are restricted so that passengers can sleep.
    This trial and other trials have proven that with the correct policing of the system mobile phone usage on aircraft does not have to be a nuisance to passengers.

    Comment by kagedbird | February 26, 2009 | Reply

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